Laurin Jones

PA Student
Class of 2023

Anderson University class of 2019
Major: Biology 

What activities and organizations were you involved in as an undergraduate? 

I worked at the post office on campus. I was involved with the women’s ministry and Anderson Science Association.

What did you do after you graduated? 

After I graduated I worked as a PCT on a med surg unit in Charleston SC for a year then I switched to medical assistant at a OBGYN office for a year.

If you’ve done any volunteer work, please list what you’ve done and where.

I volunteered at the local pregnancy center in Anderson SC, I was a patient care sitter for a year while in undergrad and I volunteered at the AnMed hospital for a year while in undergrad.

How or why did you become involved in this volunteer work?

I became involved in volunteering in order to serve the community around me. I particularly enjoyed volunteering at the local pregnancy center because I have a passion for that population. I believe that volunteering is very humbling and allows you to better understand the realities going on around you that you might otherwise never be exposed to.

What are some of your hobbies or interests? 

I really enjoy being outdoors, whether that is hiking, camping, or running. I enjoy being with my friends and truly getting to know other people. I love to rollerblade, listen to music, go to the beach, travel, and watch thriller movies.

Please include any family information if you’d like.

My mom and sister are both nurses, so we are a very medically inclined family and love talking about it when we all get together.

Please let us know about anything weird, quirky, or unusual that you’d like to share.

I have recently become very interested and fascinated with silkie chickens…if you don’t know what they look like, do yourself a favor and look them up. They are super cute and kind creatures. I hope to have a few some day.

Why do you want to be a PA? 

I wanted to become a PA for many reasons but the number one reason I would say is because PA’s get to serve their patients in a way that no other healthcare provider does. Sure they all serve their patients but PA’s bring so much to the table in how they speak to their patients, spend time with their patient, and also interact with other members of the medical team. I have always been fascinated with medicine and knew that I wanted to be in the medical field. When praying about which route I should take, PA was not on my top list but as I researched more about the lifestyle and work attributes of a PA the more I felt God was calling me to be one. After I confirmed my decision to take the PA route I was overwhelmed with peace that this is where God is calling me to be.

Why did you choose Presbyterian College PA Program? 

I really enjoyed PC’s mission statement of encompassing aspects such as faith, honor, courage, and service into their program because being a PA is so much more than just medical knowledge. I also really appreciate the small class structure for more one-on-one learning.